We use our public storage units for all kinds of things. They will keep our things safe when we don’t have room for them in our homes or office. However, there are items that should never be placed in storage. Here's a list to help identify those items and reasons to keep them out of your unit.
These items have an expiration or shelf date. Once they expire, they could cause foul odors which could attract unwanted pests.
A storage unit is not a home for a pet. It is not safe and would be considered inhumane.
Working or living (even temporarily) out of a storage unit is not okay. For everyone’s safety, do not set up any sort of living or work space in a unit.
First, plants need light, water, and air in order to grow. Second, plants attract unwanted pests and bugs.
Strongly scented items can attract unwanted pests or insects.
What is considered valuable to each person will vary. Any item that you believe couldn’t be replaced would be valuable to you.
Any item that could cause damage if it were opened or began to leak is generally considered hazardous. This could include (but is not limited to) propane, gasoline, fireworks, bio-medical waste, and ammunition.
Guns or Weapons
It’s just not safe to keep any kind of weapon in a public storage unit; a gun could accidentally go off, or could potentially get into the wrong hands.
This one may be obvious. Still, if you suspect anything you are storing may be illegal, don’t do it. You risk being reported to the police. If you have any of the items listed above, reconsider why you want to store them. Make alternate plans to keep them safe.